|VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of the Wolf Spider is poisonous but not
lethal. Although non-aggressive, they bite freely if provoked and should
be considered dangerous to humans. The bite may be very painful. First
aid and medical attention should be sought as soon as possible, particularly
as to children or the elderly.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - an adult is 15 mm
to 30 mm in body length - mottled grey to brown in colour, with a distinct
Union Jack impression on it's back. The female carries it's young on it's
Habitat - this spider is a ground dweller,
with a burrow retreat. It has a roving nocturnal lifestyle to hunt their
prey and can move very rapidly when disturbed. Commonly found around the
home, in garden areas with a silk lined burrow, sometimes with a lid or
covered by leaf litter or grass woven with silk as a little fence around
the rim of the burrow.
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